The Hatchery is open to the public from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend! 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Mondays 

10am – 4pm 

Visit our 1,000+ Rainbow trout in our raceways, provided by the Michigan DNR,  look for our wild trout populations who are always ready for a handout of fish food, visit our marsh raceway which houses many turtles and frogs,  and 16 and under are welcome to fish in the Children’s Fishing Pond for free. Just bring your own equipment and bait and practice catch and release only. The hatchery has an activity for everyone!

Feeding the the hatchery trout 

Feeding the wild trout 

Feeding the Painted Turtles and king-sized Bluegill in the Kid’s Fishing Pond

Fishing in the Kid’s Fishing Pond 

Taking the self-guided tour 

Hanging out with the turtles living in the turtle sanctuary 

Enjoying the beautiful pollinator garden

Eating lunch in the picnic area

Visiting the Bug Spot to learn about insects living at the hatchery 

Taking pictures at the three photo spots (2 trout murals and the hatchery flag)

Viewing the different types of waterfowl 

Feeding the Arctic Grayling